Reporting by PMOI/MEK
Iran, January 30, 2020—Rebellious youth are escalating their courageous measures against the mullahs’ regime ruling Iran by targeting sensitive sites in downtown Tehran, the capital of Iran.
In their latest measure on Wednesday, January 29, rebellious youth targeted the “Execution of Imam Khomeini’s Order” (EIKO) office, a center known to be plundering the Iranian people’s money for the regime’s domestic crackdown machine and widespread support of terrorism abroad.
The targeting of such sites in the Iranian capital is a major security breach for Iranian regime authorities and a stark reminder that the Iranian people are seeking every opportunity to strike their blows against this utterly hated dictatorship.
EIKO, also known simply as Setad, is a conglomerate in the Iranian regime under the direct control of the mullahs’ Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. It was established from thousands of properties confiscated in the aftermath of the 1979 revolution. A Reuters investigation found that the organization built "its empire on the systematic seizure of thousands of properties belonging to ordinary Iranians", also confiscating property from members of religious minorities, business people and Iranians living abroad; usually falsely claiming that the properties were abandoned.
Iranian regime founder Ruhollah Khomeini supposedly originally ordered three of his aides to handle and distribute the confiscated property to charity. However, under Khamenei, the organization has been acquiring property for itself. It has grown into a major center of economic power in Iran that is constantly used to plunder the Iranian people’s money.
Holdings include large amounts of real estate and 37 companies, covering nearly every sector of the Iranian industry, including finance, oil, and telecommunications. While its accounts are secret even to the Iranian Majlis (parliament), a 2013 estimate by Reuters news agency put the total value of Setad's holdings at $95 billion (made up of about $52 billion in real estate and $43 billion in corporate holdings).
In 2013, the U.S. Department of the Treasury imposed sanctions on the organization and some of its corporate holdings, referring to it as "a massive network of front companies hiding assets on behalf of … Iran's leadership."
The NCRI’s Judicial Committee announced in 2014 that the EIKO had illegally seized the properties of PMOI members.
A special court in Iran whose role is bolstering the network of companies controlled by the regime’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei has ordered the property of two sisters, one killed and one alive and both members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), to be confiscated and added to the land and other assets seized en masse from members of the opposition.
The verdict issued by Mazandaran Province branch of ’Special Court of Article 49 of the Constitution’, and published in the state-run daily Jomhouri Eslami on October 14, 2014, orders the wealth of Ms. Kolsoum and Ms. Tavouss Serahatei to be confiscated and transferred to Ali Khamenei’s economic fund, known as Setad or ’The Headquarters’, and also by its official name ’The Execution of Imam Khomeini’s Order (EIKO)’.
Ms. Kolsoum Serahatei was killed in the rocket barrage on Camp Liberty on June 15, 2013. Her sister Ms. Tavouss Serahatei is residing in Camp Liberty. The confiscated property includes four large pieces of land and a house.
Hence, with the assistance of the ’Sharia’ judges and his other agents, Khamenei is officially stealing the property of PMOI members. This measure has been carried out thousands of times against PMOI members, dissidents, and religious minorities.
In another case, on 6 May 2013, the same daily published a decree against another PMOI member Mr. Nematollah Oliaei who is also a resident of Camp Liberty.
According to this decree, the ’inheritance share of Nematollah Oliaei will be confiscated to the benefit of The Execution of Imam Khomeini’s Order (EIKO)’.
In the very first years of his rule, Khomeini stated that PMOI members are ’Mahdour ad-Dam’ meaning that they may be killed without any reprisals.
Khomeini’s Sharia judges and officials declared that the property and honor of PMOI members have no sanctity.
Cleric Allameh, Head of the Revolutionary Court in the city of Bam, published a signed and sealed statement in August 1980 stating: "According to the command of his eminence Imam Khomeini, PMOI members are apostates and worse than infidels. Their property and even their lives have no sanctity."
It was according to this ’command’ that the property of PMOI members and their families since then have been confiscated by the regime’s Revolutionary Courts and transferred to the supreme leader.
Two months before his death in 1989, Ruhollah Khomeini, the founder of the regime, issued an issued a two-paragraph order on April 26, 1989, asking two trusted aides to ensure that much of the proceeds from the sale of the properties confiscated upon various pretexts would be spent on ’Sharia purposes’.
This plunder was carried out according to Article 49 of the mullahs’ constitution.
Based on this command, Ali Khamenei established ’The Execution of Imam Khomeini’s Order (EIKO)’ from the stolen property of PMOI members, as well as the followers of other religions, and turned it over to an economic fund.
This financial empire is the third-largest economic institution in the country after that of the IRGC and the ’Foundation for the Oppressed’.
Based on a 6-month-long study conducted by Reuters news agency last year, the assets of this empire amounts to $95 billion.
Setad is composed of two sections: The first section is composed of its principal assets which are lands and buildings that have been stolen. A Reuters’ study judges its value at around $52 billion.
The second section, with a value in excess of $43 billion, is composed of the shares of colossal companies of which the supreme leader has assumed control.
This colossal economic-financial cartel is directly under the supervision and command of Ali Khamenei and considered his personal asset. As such, Khamenei’s wealth surpasses the wealth of all legendary wealthy people of the world.
In 2007, the parliament in Iran ratified legislation according to which the centers and organizations affiliated with the ’leader’ will not become subject to any investigation without the permission of the leader.
Khamenei has appointed many of the regime’s senior officials to the highest posts at Setad, who are known to have committed atrocities during the mullahs’ rule.
One example is cleric Hosseinali Nayeri, the head of the Death Commission during the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in 1988. He is the President of the Board of Trustees of this Committee and is its highest authority.
In June 2013, the US Treasury blacklisted The Execution of Imam Khomeini’s Order (EIKO), together with a network of 37 of its affiliated companies that covertly make investments for the Iranian regime.
The political benefit of this organ is to confiscate the property of PMOI members and the opposition. Meanwhile, the regime tries to deceive some so-called opposition members abroad with the promise to return their confiscated property under the condition that they distance themselves from the opposition and participate in the demonizing of PMOI and the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).
Ali Khamenei has a $95 billion cartel, while according to this regime’s officials at least 80% of the Iranian people and over 90% of the Iranian workers live under the poverty line, and while many of those living rough in the streets are university students, specialists and graduates.
These are known as the ’army of the famished’ who the regime continuously oppresses in fear they may trigger an uprising.
The Judicial Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
November 17, 2014